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Canadian Permanent Resident Immigration News

The latest Canada immigration news and updates on being or becoming a Permanent Resident in Canada including eligibility, process, and requirements. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada, visit our section on Canadian Permanent Resident.

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Going From A Temporary Foreign Worker to Permanent Resident Canada

By Michael NirenFebruary 14, 2022
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From a Temporary Work Permit to a Permanent Resident (PR) Card Obtaining a Temporary Work Permit in Canada is often considered a step towards Permanent Residence in Canada. This is true, and for those who already have an active Temporary Work Permit in Canada, there are several ways to move up from a Temporary Work […]

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How To Avoid Canadian PR Application Delays for Faster Processing

By Michael NirenMarch 26, 2021
Permanent Residency

In some scenarios, expedited processing on your Canadian permanent resident application may be beneficial and many individuals wonder how! Unlike US immigration services, in Canada, you are unable to pay for faster processing. Luckily processing for Canadian PR applicants is on average just 45 days! The best way to ensure fast-track permanent residency to Canada […]

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More on the New Canadian Citizenship Oath Rule

By Michael NirenMay 18, 2020
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Faces cannot be covered when taking the Canadian Citizenship Oath We recently posted a blog entry on the new Canadian Citizenship oath rule, which stated that effective immediately people are not allowed to cover their face or mouths when taking the oath. This means that Muslim women will not be able to cover their faces […]

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4 Ways You Can Lose Permanent Residency in Canada

By Michael NirenNovember 2, 2022
Permanent Residency

When granted a Canadian immigration status, you are required to do what it takes to abide by immigration laws and successfully keep your status valid. Those who live in Canada long enough to obtain Canadian permanent residency often ask if it’s possible to lose permanent residency despite it being a “permanent” status. Yes, it is […]

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What is the Medical Exam for Canadian Permanent Residents?

By Michael NirenJanuary 7, 2022
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Depending on your application for immigration to Canada, you may be required to undergo a medical exam. In Canada, permanent residents usually have to undergo a medical exam, which will determine if the person’s health is a danger to the public or will be an excessive demand on Canadian health and social services. This can […]

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How Can I Renew My Expired Canadian PR Card?

By Michael NirenMarch 23, 2021
Permanent Residency

Every Canada Permanent Resident Card has an expiration date and when your permanent resident card is about to expire you will have to submit an application to renew it. Sometimes many people wait too long to renew their PR card and they’re left not knowing what to do. If you are in Canada and you don’t […]

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Live Chat responses from Canadian Immigration Minister

By Michael NirenOctober 13, 2010
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Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney engaged in a Live Chat through the Globe and Mail website a week ago, which allowed Canadians to ask questions to both the minister and Rob Oliphant, who is the Canadian Liberal Multiculturalism critic. A series of well-rounded questions were asked, and several questions sparked miniature debates between […]

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First Stop for Permanent Residence Applications: The Central Intake Office (CIO) in Nova Scotia, Canada.

By Michael NirenApril 27, 2010
Permanent ResidencyPNP News and Updates

  How a Permanent Residence Application works In an effort to increase efficiency for Canadian Permanent Residence Applications,  the Central Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney was created to reduce the backlog. The objective of the CIO is to reduce the enormous backlog of over 1 million people waiting for years. Here are the nuts and bolts […]

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Leaving Canada for More Than 6 Months With a Canadian PR Card

By Michael NirenJuly 6, 2021
Permanent Residency

Many times individuals who are living in Canada with a Permanent Resident card will want or need to leave for a specific reason and plan to return to Canada once that trip is over. We then receive messages from those concerned that they will face complications when returning to Canada, just like this one: “I […]

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Canadian PR Card Renewal on Humanitarian Grounds

By Michael NirenDecember 6, 2021
Permanent Residency

In most cases, when it comes time to renew a PR card, an application detailing travel history over the previous five years will be required to show that the applicant has satisfied the 730-day minimum residence requirement. When your application is granted, the immigration authorities will issue you a new PR card that is good […]

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Maintaining Canadian Permanent Residency Status outside Canada to be with Blind Daughter

By Michael NirenMay 28, 2009
Permanent Residency

Can you keep your Canadian Permanent Residency Status while living outside of Canada? I sponsored my mother for Canadian Permanent Residency and she was approved about 3 years ago. She had only visited Canada once for about 2 weeks since she became a Permanent Resident. She had not moved to Canada because my sister was […]

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Canadian Immigration Vs. US Immigration

By Michael NirenFebruary 9, 2009
Permanent Residency

In a Newsweek article from February 16, 2009, Fareed Zakaria sings the praises of the Canadian immigration system contrasting it with what he calls the United States “brain-dead immigration system.” Canada Vs. US: Which Immigration System Is Better? Fareed Zakaria claims that the US “issue[s] a small number of work visas and green cards, turning away from our shores […]

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Canadian Permanent Resident Card and Renewal FAQ

By Michael NirenJanuary 1, 2020
Permanent Residency

Frequently Asked Questions about Canadian Permanent Resident Cards Here are some common questions our office receives about Canadian Permanent Resident cards (also called PR cards).  You may also read our website for more information about Permanent Residence Card rules and about the residency requirements for maintaining your card.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Canada PR Card Renewal

By SierraApril 5, 2021
Permanent Residency

Once you’ve become a Canadian permanent resident you have a few responsibilities. The most important one is making sure your PR status is valid at all times when living in Canada. To do this, it’s important to know the basics like when to renew, how to renew, and the pr card renewal requirements. Here are […]

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Can I Immigrate to Canada Without A Language Test?

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
Permanent Residency

Trying to immigrate to Canada but want to avoid taking a language test? Immigrating to Canada without a language test is rare but possible! In most cases, when immigrating to Canada as a skilled worker like through Express Entry, you are required to prove your language proficiency by taking an approved language test. There are […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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betty klassen

We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!